"We have had no bad information for four days now. So, practically, we are sure that the checks have stopped. Also, I spoke to (Lithuanian) ambassador (in Moscow) Renatas Norkus on Friday. He had met with (Russian customs chief Andrei) Belyaninov, who assured him that the tightened controls were over," he told BNS.
It is difficult to say what losses haulers have incurred, but it is hoped that they have not lost many customers, Linava's president said.
"We will take efforts to have all (cargo) flows back as soon as possible. The scope of the loss of customers was not great. The first days, when all haulers were subjected to 100-percent checks, were more frightening. According to information available to us, 25 percent of haulers were checked in the second week, and only 16 percent in the third week," he said.
Russia in mid-September imposed tightened customs checks for Lithuanian haulers, forcing trucks to wait up to two weeks at the border. Russian President Vladimir Putin last Wednesday ordered to lift the measure at the Lithuanian-Russian border starting Thursday.